Who are you wearing?
Materialism: preoccupation with or emphasis on material objects, comforts and considerations with a disinterest in or rejection of spiritual, intellectual or cultural values.
“Who are you wearing?” was the title of a sermon I was listening to a few weeks ago. This got me to thinking about clothes and shoes etc. Which we adorn ourselves with. The word materialistic keeps coming to my mind as I feel I have been pulled into this place. I began to pay attention to what was around me. The media in every form blasts us from every angle to buy what they are peddling. They make you feel as if you don’t have this product you wont be young, beautiful or successful. They make you believe these are the only things that will secure your ultimate happiness. Pretty soon you are falling for all the crap they are feeding you. (I mean me too). I find it hard to put away all this chatter when it is everywhere you look. I was reading my bible looking for guidance and came across a scripture that summed it all up.
1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is a root to all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through many sorrows.
I have a bad habit of when I get a compliment instead of saying thank you I broadcast “who I am wearing”. Wow, talk about hitting home with the sermon I had just heard! I was taken back and started to rethink my materialistic ways. I feel I need to get back to a place where “who I am wearing” is Christ and that is what people see when they look at me, and not a designer jean. I want to wear grace, kindness, love and patience and this should show through any name brand I have on. The next time someone asks “who are you wearing?”, let them see it is Christ!